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Simplicity a State of Mind

Former Furman president David E. Shi

In an essay for Sapiens, former Furman president David E. Shi writes about the virtues of simplicity, which “demands neither an end to economic growth nor a vow of personal poverty. A simpler life’s basic requirement is not a rural homestead or a monastic regimen, for simplicity is fundamentally a state of mind rather than a particular standard of living.” Shi, a 1973 Furman graduate and author of The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in America Culture, served as Furman’s president from 1994 to 2010.  He is also a member of Furman’s history faculty.

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